Misconceptions On Solar Eclipses

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An example of popular media covering topics in astronomy is USA Today’s article “How can you safely view the eclipse? And 38 other questions, answered”. The article, written by USA Today weather/climate reporter Doyle Rice, covers frequently asked questions about eclipses before the “Great American Eclipse”. These questions include common misconceptions about solar eclipses, the socioeconomic impacts of the eclipse event, and safety precautions individuals should take before watching the event. The topics covered in the article are important because they pertained to this year’s rare solar eclipse, the first total solar eclipse, Rice notes, to be visible only in the United States since 1776. If the rarity of the event were not enough, eclipses
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